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Early Years training - mandatory

Offered Through Milton Keynes Professional Development Centre (MKPDC)

MKPDC offer a variety of training courses to support providers to be Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) compliant:-

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL):- Providers must have a nominated DSL who will be the point of contact for safeguarding issues.  This training is for new DSLs and DSL refresher courses.  Training to be renewed every two years.

Safeguarding Everybody’s Business:- All childcare workers must have training in relation to safeguarding.  This training is suitable for all staff working with children.  Training to be renewed every 3 years.

Safeguarding training - Single Agency:- Safeguarding training for staff.  Training to be renewed every three years.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Multi-agency:- FGM reporting is mandatory.  This course supports all staff to understand the policies and procedures.

Safer recruitment for those working with children:- Safer recruitment is paramount.  This course is for those who will be recruiting staff, Governors, senior leaders, school staff.

The Prevent Duty 2015

For all professionals working with children. 

This supports all Early Years staff  and childminders to understand how this relates to children in their care. Early Years providers and childminders must adhere to the Government document relating to The Prevent Duty; preventing people being drawn into terrorism and how to protect children from risk of radicalisation. 

Prevent Duty free online training.

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Other training

Milton Keynes Safeguarding Children’s Board (MKSCB)

MKCSB provide valuable information relating to safeguarding.  

Open University

Offer a wide range of free courses to support professional development in the Early Years sector.

The Communication Trust – Speech, Language and Communication Framework (SLCF)

SCLF have different levels of training to support providers to promote speech and language development within the setting.

 

Purchasing Early Years Support

As part of the traded offer you can purchase Early Years support at a cost of £120 per two hours.  This could cover for example, preparing for the Ofsted registration visit, EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements or how to implement the EYFS. This service is available to all prospective settings and childminders.

For further information please email: EYEnquiries@milton-keynes.gov.uk

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Early Years mandatory documents

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The EYFS sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. This framework is mandatory for all early years providers in England.  Below are useful documents supporting the EYFS:-

Statutory framework for the EYFS

Comprehensive information on how to implement the EYFS.

The Education Inspection Framework (from 1 September 2019)

The Education Inspection Framework sets out how Ofsted inspects registered Early Years settings and childminders in England.

The Early Years Inspection Handbook sets out how Ofsted will inspect registered Early Years settings and childminders.

Working Together to Safeguard Children July 2018

Valuable information as to how to safeguard children in early years settings.

Early Years non mandatory documents

The Prevent Duty 2015

For all professionals working with children. 

This supports all Early Years staff  and childminders to understand how this relates to children in their care. Early Years providers and childminders must adhere to the Government document relating to The Prevent Duty; preventing people being drawn into terrorism and how to protect children from risk of radicalisation. 

Prevent Duty free online training.

A Know How Guide.  The progress check at age two.

Information on how to implement and co-ordinate the 2 year check required in the EYFS.

 

Early Years enquiries

For early years enquiries please contact 01908 254509 or email: EYenquiries@milton-keynes.gov.uk

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Disclaimer: Milton Keynes council accepts no responsibility for the actual content of any materials suggested as information sources in this publication, whether these are in the form of printed publications or on a website. Their use should not be interpreted as an endorsement of particular companies or their products. 

The websites referred to in these materials existed at the time of going to print. Please check all website references carefully to see if they have changed and substitute other references where appropriate. Also, check all signposted training (whether MKC or independent) meets the needs of your setting.

Last Updated: 5 September 2020